Category Archives: Jewelry Blog

Jewelry by Johan’s Jewelry Blog

With news and events on new rings, jewelry designs, rare materials, and customization, as well as stories behind the rings.

Custom Anniversary Necklace – Dave & Linda’s Story

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My Wife’s 25th Anniversary Gift A few weeks before our anniversary, my wife and I traveled up to Madeline Island on Lake Superior (just outside of Bayfield, WI). While we were touring on the island, my wife insisted on walking through all the gift shops and when we were in the last shop, I noticed […]

Awesome Alternative Engagement Rings

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Below you’ll find a variety of extraordinary alternative engagement rings that outshine your run-of-the-mill diamond solitaire. There are so many gorgeous gemstone and non-conventional diamond alternatives that couples can choose to use in the creation of their wedding rings. Some of our favorites to work with include moissanite, morganite, moonstone, tanzanite, opal, faceted meteorite and rough aquamarine. Moissanite […]

Troilite in Meteorite Jewelry

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 What Is Troilite? Troilite appears as a dark spot among a meteorite’s angular metal patterns. Geologically speaking, it is a rare mineral that is a variety of pyrrhotite. It is widely but sparsely distributed in meteorites, as well as on earth and in lunar soil samples. Iron-containing Octahedrite meteorites such as Gibeon meteorite, which we use for the […]

Wedding Ring Engraving Ideas

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Make your jewelry all the more meaningful with a personalized wedding ring engraving. Contemporary laser technology results in a lot of creative flexibility for adding text engraving or image engraving (or a combination of both). From initials, to meaningful dates, to fingerprints, your options for ring engravings are pretty limitless. Need some inpiration? We’ve created the list […]

Story Behind the Ring – Emily and Paulo

A Kidney Stone is the Star of This Meteorite Engagement Ring Proposal Story I met Emily in January 2016 during the most painful time of my life. I was in the ER and honestly thought I was going to die. I had been suffering from horrible stomach pain on and off for months and I finally […]

Guide to Engagement Ring Styles

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Bezel to Solitaire – Find Your Perfect Ring Using Our Guide to Engagement Ring Styles Engagement ring styles run the gamut. They come in a variety of shapes and styles, from simple, sophisticated solitaires to multi-stone masterpieces. Speaking of stones, those come in a variety of shapes, cuts, colors, clarity, and carat/sizes. It’s all enough to make […]

Celebrate Your Irish Heritage with Celtic Jewelry & Irish Jewelry

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Celebrate Your Irish Heritage with Celtic Jewelry & Irish Jewelry Ah, St. Patrick’s Day: the one day a year we all wear green and gold and celebrate the Luck O’ the Irish… mostly by drinking green beer and trying to talk like a Leprechaun. But if you could celebrate your Irish heritage all year round, […]

Celebrity Wedding Bands | Our Ring Suggestions for Newly Engaged Celebrities

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Meaningful Wedding Band Ideas for Engaged Celebrities Choosing a men’s wedding band that fits a groom’s personality and style can be a fun challenge. Last year, we were honored to be entrusted with the creation of celebrity Chris Hardwick’s unique, meteorite, dinosaur bone, and antler wedding band. According to Hardwick, “Besides being sciencey, the dinosaur bone […]

Story Behind the Ring – Amy & Nick’s Love Story

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Amy and Nick met when they were 13. Little did they know, they would end up married and spending the rest of their lives together! Here is Amy’s side of the story: My husband and I got married in our home state of Maine on August 20, 2016 (the same day as Chris Hardwick), and […]